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students in perry to feel threatened. elizabeth: and supreme fight. senator grassley takes a strong stand in the debate over nominating a new supreme court nominee. do iowans agree? >> you are watching kcci 8 news. eric: also this morning severe storms. new video from down south. tornadoes tore through the gulf coast. we'll show you the hardest hit areas. good morning everyone, it's wednesday february 24. i'm eric hanson. elizabeth: i'm elizabeth klinge. here are nice and quiet weather continues. metinka: we got the better end of the deal. cloud cover over central iowa and chilly winds. 35 degrees starting out. it is a pretty nice day. temperatures will be cooler than yesterday. we have 46 yesterday. today we are headed for 41. the winds are going to become a little bit gusty. tomorrow is going to be breezy
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friday looks better. over the weekend, it is going to be warm, 60's and 50's. eric: big stories in central iowa, des moines police are investigating a shooting in an elementary school parking lot. it happened at park avenue elementary on southwest 9th street. police say a man in his teens or early 20's was shot in the leg there and then went to a nearby house for help. he was taken to the hospital last night, but his condition is unknown this morning. police say the suspects fled the scene, and no one has been arrested at this point. elizabeth: in commitment 2016 news, victory in vegas. this morning, donald trump is fresh off another win in the nevada caucus while democrats get ready for their next contest in south carolina. with 93% of precincts reporting, trump is out front with 46%, marco rubio and ted cruz are in second and third with 24% and 22% respectively. nikole killion is in washington with more on the race and
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nikole: this by far was donald trump's biggest win and he seemed to savor it. >> if you listen to the pundits we weren't expected to win too much and now we're winning, winning, winning the country and soon the country is going to start winning, winning, winning. nikole: it was a trump trifecta as the real estate mogul hit the jackpot in nevada with his third win in a row. he trounced rivals marco rubio and ted cruz who argue they're still viable. now the focus turns to super tuesday, where about a dozen states are up for grabs. meantime hillary clinton and bernie sanders concentrated on the upcoming primary in south carolina participating in a town hall. democrats vote there saturday, while republicans return to the debate stage tomorrow night. in washington, i'm nikole killion. elizabeth: that debate will be held in houston, texas. the lone star state is one of several super tuesday states that votes next week. here in central iowa, a student chant is turning heads in dallas county.
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a game between perry and dallas center grimes. dcg students reportedly chanted trump, trump, trump to intimidate perry a team largely comprised of minority players. we found one dcg student tweeting, perry fans are the reason i want trump to be our president. one perry student tells kcci opposing teams often use race in game chants. >> it hurts at first instinct. it's troublesome. you want to retaliate with everything you got. you want to tell them why they're so wrong and you want to tell them why you're so valuable. elizabeth: perry's principal says dcg school officials addressed the issues with students tuesday. eric: more drama in the quest to find a supreme court replacement for late justice antonin scalia. senator chuck grassley says his judiciary committee will deny giving a hearing to president obama's nominee. senate majority leader mitch mcconnell announced the senate's decision tuesday. senator grassley and the other
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committee released a letter saying they won't hold hearings on any supreme court nominee until after our next president is sworn in on january 20, 2017. drake constitutional law professor mark kende says this decision shows a break down of democracy. >> what they've really done is practically guaranteed a supreme court that's going to have trouble functioning for maybe 18 months. and when the legislature does that to the courts you really , have at least sort of a kind of separation of powers. it's really offensive. eric: kcci made several attempts tuesday to do a satellite interview from washington with senator grassley, but did not hear back. we posted a now poll overnight asking if you agree with senator grassley's refusal to hold a hearing for a supreme court nominee. right now and majority of you say no, you do not agree it 50% say no. 32% say yes.
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calling 200-1508, online at kcci.com, or on facebook or twitter. more big stories now, the trial of kent sorenson was supposed to start today, but the former state senator pleaded guilty tuesday to disorderly conduct. the plea agreement allows sorenson to avoid a domestic abuse trial from a case last summer. and state lawmakers are working to protect teens from dating violence. on tuesday, the iowa senate unanimously approved a new bill that requires high schools to teach kids about it along with other sex ed topics. national numbers show one in four teens has been involved in dating violence. that translates to 11,000 iowa teens. >> kids need to know how to control their anger, their sexual impulses. they need to know how to say no. eric: the dating violence bill now moves to the iowa house. elizabeth: happening right now, a deadly storm system that
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the gulf coast is now moving to the carolinas. it destroyed several trailers, ripped roofs off buildings, and killed at least three people in louisiana and mississippi. right now, crews are out surveying the damage. at least 26 tornadoes were reported tuesday. developing in the last couple of hours, the wreckage of a missing plane was found in nepal. the plane disappeared early this morning with 23 people on board, all of whom are now confirmed dead. this is video of the passengers ' families waiting for information at the airport. officials say the plane was on an 18 minute flight, but lost contact right after takeoff. no word yet on what caused the plane to crash. and a new report out this morning shows nothing appeared out of the ordinary around the bed where justice antonin scalia died. the report by the local sheriff's department shows a pillow was on his forehead, but did not appear to affect his breathing. a letter from scalia's doctor tuesday shows he suffered from coronary artery disease, obesity, and diabetes, all of
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in his death. levels. the des moines river at it's expected to crest later flood stage. bike trails in that area. be careful. if the weather cooperates, this weekend it probably will. metinka: it is going to be a super warm saturday. this morning, the weather is still pretty quiet. we got clouds and stray flurries down near the sheraton area. maybe even seeing a couple of speckles here in des moines. we have a brisk wind from the north. make sure you wear the warmer coats. wind chills are running about 10 degrees colder than the actual temps. kids will be to bundle up for outdoor recess. headed for 41. a cooler day than yesterday. eric: new this morning, a local
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novel inspired by iowa's water-quality tug-of-water. elizabeth: the book hits the shelves tomorrow. alyx sacks is at raygun this morning. is this a first for raygun? alyx: eric and elizabeth, this isn't a raygun has published a first. book before. it is however the first time they've published an another. and we have her with us this morning, jennifer wilson . good morning to you. here is the book, water. all printed up and ready to hit the shelves. tell me why you felt the need to write this? ms. wilson: after i finished writing my first book, that was anyplace pretty far away in croatia. about my family tracing their roots. i have always followed the newspaper stories. the water issue kept coming up
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i am a journalist. i was so interested in putting in a factual backdrop to a fictional story for my first time writing a fiction novel. water quality is really close to my heart. i have written for the dnr and done a lot of traveling around the state for three years. the character of the journalist sort of came to my mind and introduced herself. alyx: why is it important for iowans to read this? ms. wilson: this is a defining issue for the state. it is for me the defining issue of the state. when we talk about water quality and how we are going to treat our lands and water, we are going to go forward. it is on the mind of all of us because water is in the central compound for life. it is a shared resource. as someone who comes from a farming family, someone who
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and restoration and the way nature restores all of us. it keeps us alive. i think we can do better in going forward with this issue here at alyx: there it is. we are going to pick your brain a lot more. a big desk the book again, "water." we will be back in 30 minutes. that story. now back to you. elizabeth: setting the stage for state. waukee will get a chance to defend their championship title . find out the other teams earning a trip to the well. eric: plus candy concerns. why millions of snickers and milky ways aren't safe for you to eat. elizabeth: and stolen social media. a mom discovers her precious facebook photo was stolen how to -- was stolen. how to can make sure it doesn't happen to you. echo let's get our first check of traffic. everybody is going to have a fine drive to work as long as
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what is going on at i >> this is iowa's news leader. this is kcci 8 news this morning with eric hanson, elizabeth klinge, meteorologist kurtis gertz and right now coverage with shaina humphries. metinka: good morning.
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just a few snow flurries it 35 now in des moines here we have a risk wind coming in from the north. it is making it phil cooler. make sure you grab the warmer coats. the breeze is going to stay pretty strong. that north wind is going to be dragging in cooler conditions. with the clouds, it is going to be a chilly day. headed for highs near 40 degrees. just in time for saturday, highs could top 60 agrees across parts of the state. -- 60 degrees across parts of the state. next week, more cool weather is in the forecast. eric: sports news now, iowa basketball will look to wipe the slate clean tonight, after last week's loss to penn state. up next for the hawks, a pivotal four game stretch starting off with a red hot wisconsin squad. the badgers have won 8 of their last 9 games. the key for iowa is to spread the workload beyond peter jok and jarrod uthoff. tipoff tonight between the
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you can watch the game on the -- at 8:00 p.m. you can watch the game on the big ten network. state awaits. the high school girls basketball state tournament kicks off at wells fargo arena next week. last night, several central iowa teams secured their ticket to the well in class 4a and 5a. waukee took on iowa city west in the big school division. it was a tight game but the warriors came out on top 70 to 68. they'll face cedar falls in the first round of state play next wednesday. another close game in class 5a, southeast polk beat city high last night, 59 to 56, to advance to state. they'll take on johnston next wednesday. johnson had a decisive win last -- johnston had a decisive win last night over cedar rapids washington. the dragons ended up with a 66 to 54 win over the warriors. also in 5a, ankeny centennial took on sioux city west last night. a big win for centennial there, 66 to 42. the jaguars now move on to face davenport north next week. trust kcci for coverage on all
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starting monday with class 1a and 2a quarterfinals. elizabeth: this week in des moines, plaza lanes has turned into quite a party. they're hosting the high school state bowling competition. class 2a hit the lanes tuesday. for the boys, the urbandale jayhawks bring home the 2a team title, and make some history in the process. >> this is urbandale's first trip to the state tournament. it is also. we have been working all year long. i love it so much. elizabeth: so congrats to urbandale for their first team title ever. and nick miller from denison-schleswig won the individual 2a title. on the girls side waterloo east is your team winner. and leah frost from waterloo east is your individual winner. 3a competition is today at plaza lanes. elizabeth: some central iowa students have been taking flight at school this year. the des moines public schools aviation program has a new
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kcci got an up close look at the new technology. it allows high school students to have realistic flight experience without ever leaving the ground. the flight instructor says it takes students through almost every possible scenario. >> it allows them to log time on taxing aircraft around airports and then doing normal take off normal landings, traffic , patterns as well as cross country flying in a safe warm environment. elizabeth: officials say the flight simulator is so advanced, the faa actually allows the students to log up to 72 hours of flight-time on it. eric: economic headlines now, hy-vee is recalling its 2-ounce containers of macadamia nuts, because they could be contaminated with salmonella. the nuts come in a blue-colored to announce lessig back. -- plastic bag. they were sold between july 2,
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mars is recalling milky ways, snickers, and other candy bars the company says pieces of plastic were found in one of its products, which could be a mars says the recalled candy between june and october of 2016. wall street started the week on a high, but that didn't last long. concern about global growth sent stocks down tuesday. the dow fell almost 189 points. the nasdaq was down 67. and the s&p 500 fell about 24. consumer reports is out with this year's top car picks. more than 50 tests are performed on every vehicle, including tests on braking, handling, comfort, safety, and fuel economy. so here are this year's best. for sports cars, the mazda mx-5 miata. midsized suv, the kia sorento. for minivans, the toyota sienna. midsized cars, the toyota camry. the best luxury suv goes to the
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subcompact cars, honda fit. and the best truck is the ford f-150. elizabeth: new research shows parents are heading back to class, so they can help their kids with their homework. and it's not just high schoolers that need help, even some parents of kindergartners need a refresher. dozens of schools around the country are now offering classes and workshops for parents to teach them more about common core curriculum and the teaching techniques used in classrooms today. >> we're trying to reach out to parents to say the standard way that we learned is no longer that way. so we need to bring you in with us, bring you into the fold and help you so that you're successful at home in supporting your child. elizabeth: researchers say the biggest differences in teaching today are the use of technology and how students are learning visually. eric: a connecticut mother is sharing her story to help bring awareness to stolen social media. >> and to know someone stole my family's first photo and put something like that on it, it
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eric: this photo of the day karena bennett gave birth to her first son, has become her worst nightmare. this photo was stolen and attached to multiple fake headlines around the internet saying she gave birth to her 14th child from 14 different men. experts say this kind of thing happens more often than you think. >> it's very common. and anytime you put anything on the internet it's forever and it can last long beyond the intended use. i think that's the scary reality we live in, that through no fault of our own, we can become victims. eric: experts say you may want to consider using a watermark on your photos on social media to help protect them from being stolen. it's also a good idea to check your social media privacy settings. elizabeth: i even saw that fake headline. you would think it is true. scary. the time is 5:20 now. we will head over to metinka. nothing much going on.
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it is breezy and cool. temperatures are where they should be. close to 40 either side of it. hopefully we will see afternoon sunshine. it is a chilly breeze out there. the wind will continue to be pretty strong today, even right through thursday, before it settles back down on friday. then it is going be switching directions. this morning, the breeze is making it will cooler. -- making it feel cooler. it is going to be an outdoor day for recess so make sure you dress warmly. this morning we are waking up to a couple of flurries across south western iowa. even affecting st. louis. some heavy snowfall and a lot of wind today. severe storms chucking across the gulf states where they had -- severe storms tracking across
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as we head toward friday and the weekend, -- that will be headed our way as we go toward saturday. and des moines, 35 degrees. you even need the gloves early today. headed for 41 this afternoon. lots of clouds out there. overnight, some flurries a possible. overnight lows near 27. we're not expecting any human relation. tomorrow will be a cool one, headed for 37. it should be the coldest day of the next eight. over the weekend, to nice weekends in a row.
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thanks, metinka. eric: what is traffic doing yakov not much. people getting to where they need to go -- what is traffic doing this morning? not much. people are getting to where they need tosunday, still in the 50's. elizabeth: on a roll. go. let's get to mobile speed units. elizabeth: let's take a look at this picture. st. louis this morning. it will make you appreciate your drive. you can see snow and wind causing a mess. luckily, nothing like that here in central iowa. rhodes nice and clear for you. and up next this morning worse than we thought? new information about the transmission of the zika virus
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eric: welcome back to kcci. with concerns about zika on the rise lawmakers are hearing from top health officials about the federal government's efforts to stop mosquito-borne virus. elizabeth: nikole killion joins us live from washington with a
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and nikole, who's testifying? nikole: representatives from the centers for disease control and national institutes of health will testify at a pair of hearings on the zika virus. it comes on the heels of a major announcement by the cdc. it says u.s. officials are investigating 14 possible zika infections that may have been sexually transmitted. the cases involve men who visited areas with the outbreak and possibly infected female partners who didn't travel there. this is considered pretty rare since the virus has mostly been spread through mosquito bites. symptoms include fever and joint pain. eric: what else is the cdc saying about those cases? nikole: of those 14 cases at least two women have tested positive, but other tests have not been completed for their partners, the cdc and world health organization advise using condoms or to abstain to prevent the spread of the virus.
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in washington for us. eric: news stories after 5:30. it's trump again. why the candidate says he'll have the gop nomination locked in less than two months. plus des moines police investigating a shooting in a high school parking lot. what happened and who they're looking for. plus -- alyx: a very well known iowa author has a tug-of-war with iowa's water quality. what it means for you next. elizabeth: and new road treatments. could the secret to not sliding on the ice be in your coffeepot?
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>> the most-watched morning news in central iowa. this is iowa's news leader. this is kcci 8 news this morning. eric: whoa. look at that harris wheel. -- ferris wheel. that was in davenport. the wind will be returning her in central iowa. welcome back everyone. elizabeth: metinka is here on this wednesday morning and nothing that strong but definitely noticeable.
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plus we are dealing with stray flurries across central and southern iowa. commission expected but just another factor adding that it is still winter. it feels cooler with wind chills in the 20's. highs near 41 degrees, five degrees chillier than yesterday. tomorrow will be even cooler. eric: commitment 2016, it's a big win for trump, too close to call for cruz and rubio. cbs's danielle nottingham has the update from the republican caucus in nevada. danielle: donald trump continues his winning streak with an eye on super tuesday states: donald trump: we have great numbers coming out of texas, amazing numbers coming out of tennessee and georgia and it's going to be an amazing two months. we might not even need the two months, to be honest, folks. the billionaire frontrunner garnered much of his support in the state, from voters who are
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government. luis velazquez: political correctness is destroying us. raquel karagines: i think he's here for the people and i think he wants to win danielle: the win gives trump the majority of the delegates in the state, bringing him closer to clinching the gop nomination. caitlin huey: i think he is well positioned to sweep across the board. danielle: as trump continues to gain momentum, the rest of the gop field is battling it out to become his alternative. entrance polls show a majority of caucus-goers who favored a candidate with more political experience backed marco rubio over ted cruz. the texas senator addressed closed. will be the most important night of this campaign. danielle: danielle nottingham, cbs news, las vegas, nevada. eric: super tuesday is now just one week away, when voters across the country will head to the polls in more than a dozen states. elizabeth: students in perry say trump's name was used to shame basketball players this week.
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times things escalate and it goes from simple cheers and chants to more personal. elizabeth: monday night, dallas center grimes students reportedly chanted "trump trump trump" while playing perry in district play. perry, a school with a large hispanic population, has a team largely comprised of minority players. after the game, one dcg student tweeted quote "perry fans are the reason i want trump to be our president." perry's principal says dcg school officials addressed the issue with students. and more drama over filling the vacant supreme court seat, with iowa senator chuck grassley front and center. sen. mitch mcconnell: this vacancy should not be filled by this lame duck president. mark kende: this is the most serious thing i have seen in a long time. elizabeth: senator grassley says his judiciary committee will deny president obama's nominee a hearing. grassley released a letter, majority leader mitch mcconnell speaking to reporters about it. drake legal experts say the
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impact. because the supreme court will only have eight justices for a year or more. our now poll is asking if you agree with grassley's refusal to hold a hearing? so far it looks like 30% are saying yes. 65% say no they don't agree. 5% saying not sure. vote at kcci.com, facebook and twitter. eric: right now. a man is recovering in the hospital after being shot in a des moines elementary school parking lot. it happened last night, at park avenue elementary on southwest 7th. the victim was a man in his teens or early 20's. he was shot in the leg. the suspect ran away. police did find shell casings in the school lot. also right now. officials say that all 23 people on board a small plane that crashed in nepal are confirmed dead. rescuers found the wreckage still burning this morning after the plane crashed in bad weather into a mountainous area.
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loud explosion near a small village. airport officials say the plane lost contact shortly after takeoff from a scheduled 18 minute flight. at least three people are dead this morning after severe weather ripped through the gulf. several others are missing after the strong storms and tornadoes leveled homes and businesses. more than 20 tornadoes were reported. people who survived the storms came outside afterwards to look at the damage. one woman admits she barely survived. kelley williamson: we were okay that's all that matters but it just felt like a big train running through. eric: crews are now surveying the damage from the storms and looking for more survivors. the storm system is now making its way towards the carolinas. and here in iowa. the flood warning continues for portions of the des moines river. at southeast 6th, it's just above flood stage at 24.2 feet. it's now expected to crest later this week, just over 24.5 feet. more big stories this morning. no trial today for former state
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he pleaded guilty tuesday, to disorderly conduct. he was charged with domestic abuse last summer. at the statehouse, it's not clear if there are enough votes in the senate to approve a bill letting children under the age of 14 use handguns with parental supervision. it passed the house tuesday, along with 4 others that would also expand gun rights in iowa. iowa has been approved to proceed with its plan to privatize medicaid, starting april 1st. the centers for medicare and medicaid services postponed the state's original plan to start the first of the year, saying there were too many issues. governor branstad says managed care of the $4.2 billion medicaid program will save money, and improve efficiency. looking ahead today, there will be state senate meeting on medicaid oversight, today at 1:00 at the statehouse. eric: the house also has a lengthy list of bills on the debate calendar, including a bill expanding the number of school employees who can be charged with sexual exploitation
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employee, including volunteers. we'll also be covering the state bowling tournament at plaza lanes. tuesday, the waterloo east girls team walked away with the 2a title, and the urbandale jayhawks won the boys title. today class 3a will hit the lanes. it'll be a little chillier than we've been used to. metinka: wind chills are not really too bad in the 20's above zero. but the breeze is adding a chill to the air and we have been tracking flurries this morning mainly east of i-35 near the sheraton area and we are watching a few more coming in from the south-central part of minnesota. those will be affecting the northern part of the state. highs will be equal or than yesterday but typical for this time of year in the 30's across normal -- northern iowa. elizabeth: a heads up for people in ames, your water may look funny this week. the city is going to be testing
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officials say the water could be rusty, they say it's still safe to drink but could stain laundry. the testing will take place tomorrow and possibly friday. eric: an iowa author is taking on iowa's water quality dispute in her latest novel. and a well known local business is supporting her. kcci's alyx sacks joins us now. and alyx, this store is actually publishing the novel for her? alyx: that's right eric, raygun is publishing the novel. it is about water, love polluted by power and political power plays. here it is, it will hit the shelves tomorrow. we are joined for more on how this came to fruition. >> a lot of this was lots of e-mails between me and jennifer but this was one of our first
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these were all of the times she has given me for edits. i think we may be dead four or five printed drafts before we got something we're comfortable with. there were tons of markups going back and forth and even the cover, this was not our first idea. we have at least six other drafts. alyx: vanessa: why was it important for you and raygun to be a part of this? >> we have been interested in pursuing the publishing side of things because we've done our own books before and have done enjoy it. but we have good stories to get out and we like to keep things local and since it was about right up our alley.
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or go to our home page and search raygun and you can link to it that way as well. alyx: and there is a special release. >> we will have a table set up where jennifer will sign books and we have food and drinks. and then me, mike, and a couple of other people will be here to answer questions about the book. alyx: can't thank you enough for having us this morning. coming up in 30 minutes we will talk more with the author and why she chose to write this book a certain way. we will break into that at 6:00. elizabeth: better roads? des moines says a new snow removal plan works. plus creating new mixtures to make the roads less slippery in the snow, the ingredients that really work. eric: and an iowa boy's dream come true.
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favorite singer, ahead on kcci. reporter: "so when you hear, say, one side, saying that they'd like to wait 'til "the next president is in office to appoint a justice, what do you think about that?" justice o'connor: "i don't agree. i think we need somebody there, now,"
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>> this is iowa's news leader. this is kcci 8 news this morning. with eric hanson, elizabeth klinge, meteorologist kurtis gertz, and right-now coverage with shaina humphries. metinka: good morning. we have been dealing with stray flurries and brisk wind. wind has been coming from the north and moving at 15 miles per hour making it feel cooler so you will need warmer coats. the breeze will be strung through the afternoon and the highs will be right where they should be in the upper 30's to low 40's.
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our way again and this time it is worth -- working out. highs flirting with 60 degrees and sunday looks good in the 50's. elizabeth: ok, come look at this. crazy video from davenport. this was on friday when it was really windy, look at the ferris wheel at the modern woodmen park. how would you like to be on that? the gondolas swinging in those 60 mile per hour gusts. the winds have died down, but the damage remains. andrew chesser: we had one that was pretty close to coming off. that was the one we decided to take down as a precautionary measure. elizabeth: more than 20 gondolas total were damaged, but inspectors have been there checking the wheel for any mechanical issues. last year every gondola was removed for the winter. this year, they were left up. something tells me next year they might take it back down. eric: at the same time, that is quite some wind.
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million on snow removal this winter. check this out. the city says in a typical winter, we get 33 inches and spend $3.2 million to plow. this winter, we've had 30 inches but only spent $1.8 million. the city says they used more plows this year, and reorganized plowing operations. workers have also used much less salt this year. elizabeth: speaking of salt, some cedar rapids high school students are researching to see if a new mixture would work better. they created their own street solutions, everything from beet juice to pickle juice, to coffee grounds and cheese. they applied the traditional road mix and their own mix to pans filled with ice. they watched and recorded to see how much melting happened in about 40 minutes. the goal was to use less salt than road crews use. maria haverkamp: we did some research on alternatives, so they've learned that chloride the salt they put on the street,
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pavement, the road and they are not necessarily good to the water system. charity quick: we decide to use ash because ash naturally pulls in sunlight, so we would use that to melt away the ice. elizabeth: students say they learned a lot about different products that could make a difference for iowa. eric: sprinkling cheese? so i'm curious what worked best? elizabeth: well two had the best results, one with coffee grinds and isopropyl alcohol. the other was pickle juice. eric: if you're drinking pickle juice you can just throw it out the window. well also in the buzz this morning, remember the boy in mason city who really wanted to meet luke bryan? his youtube video went viral. well this past saturday, he not only went to the luke bryan concert at uni, he did get to meet his favorite singer. radio station 99.9 in mason city
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a listener donated the vip tickets so joseph and his mom could go. he had a good time. elizabeth: we will take a live look outside downtown at des moines and our traffic camera there at i-235 at valley west drive, books problem free.
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metinka says >> weather is never more than five minutes away, only on kcci 8 news this morning. metinka: good morning. it will be cooler than yesterday so grab the warmer coats and maybe gloves. temperatures are starting out pretty frosty with highs were they should be either side of 40 degrees. the wind makes all the difference. today it is coming from the north. wind will stay strong coming from the cool north and northwest direction through thursday. before settling down by friday morning and it then it will be turning coming out of the west and southwest and that will bring in warmer conditions toward the weekend and we could use it. wind shows this morning into the 20's and nothing extreme but you will need warmer coats.
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northern iowa with snow flurries and a few moving from southern minnesota. those will affect the northern part of the state through the morning. if you have travel plans or toward st. louis be careful because there will be heavy snow in the forecast and a lot of wind. i guess that may be better than a severe weather along the gulf coast can turn it a warning in effect for parts of the nation. highs in the quiet midwest will be pretty seasonal in the 30's and 40's for iowa. question is the wind switches temperatures will warm back up with 50's returning on friday and warmth in our direction for the weekend. cameras moving with brisk wind coming from the north feeling like 26 degrees heading for 41 this afternoon five degrees chilly than yesterday and the wind will factor into outdoor plans. no accumulation expected
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tomorrow. a cool day but hopefully the coolest of the next eight with warmer temperatures heading back and by friday afternoon into the 40's over the weekend and saturday looks great. even sunday's mild with reading in the 50's. eric: people are getting really need to go, a whole lot of green out there. watch your speed up these areas and the 3500 block. a mobile speed unit in the eastbound lanes. one of the 2000 block of 56. a couple blocks away in the 5100 block of franklin not far from the church and library. south the interstate and another one in sheldahl and the 900 block of an string -- boone street.
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elizabeth: on the health alert this morning. a new study shows migraine and tension-type headaches may share genetic links with irritable bowel syndrome. more than half of patients with migraines and over a quarter with tension headaches also had ibs. researchers say patients with ibs and headaches had at least one gene that differed from healthy people. and new research shows that children with asthma who are sent home after a hospital visit with their prescription medications make fewer visits back to the er. boston university created a
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medications are delivered to hospital rooms after learning almost 40% of pediatric patients were not able to get their prescriptions filled in a timely manner. and students who do physical activities while learning math and spelling score higher on tests compared to students sitting at desks. the study in pediatrics looked at nearly 500 second and third graders and found the score increases in the active group were equal to four months of learning. eric: star of snl and amazing impersonator kate mckinnon stops by "ellen" today. and she opens the show in fantastic fashion. >> that feels nice. >> well that's how you said. >> know i'm alellen. i'm up at the house and all of a sudden one of the kitty, kitty, kitty cats.
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the few times you said it, do we have that clip? >> when they tell you all about my kitty, kitty, kitty cats. eric: kate also talks about her amazing co-stars from "ghostbusters" and how much she loved working on the film. nothing is off limits with "ellen", right here on kcci at 4:00. coming up after 6:00 a.m., third time is the charm. another victory for donald trump. more on what the nevada caucus means for the rest of the race. elizabeth: we will also check in with metinka to see what's happening. alyx: and we are at raygun where this is hitting the shelves tomorrow. why a local author decided to take part in this complex issue coming up. metinka: grab your winter coat and gloves but don't worry, 24 days away, we might get a preview.
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at the roads at 2nd avenue downtown and i-235.
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donald trump: of course, if you listen to the pundits, we weren't expected to win too much and now we're winning, winning, winning the country. elizabeth: trump trounces his rivals. what his win in nevada may mean for the other upcoming contests. do cruz and rubio have a shot at the nomination? eric: plus, cruel chant? why trump's name during a basketball game caused some students in perry to feel threatened. elizabeth: and supreme fight. senator grassley takes a strong stand in the debate over nominating a new supreme court nominee. do iowans agree? >> you're watching kcci eight news. eric: also this morning, severe storms. new video from down south. tornadoes tore through the gulf coast.

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